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Library Catalog - Special Searches
Databases for Children's Lit Info
Picture Books Database
The Picture Books Database brings picture books and readers together, helping educators find the best picture books for their intended audience. The service combines data from dozens of online and print sources, thousands of picture books, and countless publisher, author, and illustrator websites. The database tracks hard to find data about picture books, eliminating the need to consult multiple reference books or websites.
Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature
Documents and interprets the books read by children throughout the world. Pays attention to significant international trends and the multicultural expansion of the field. Includes brief Biography of every major author and illustrator. Also included are feature essays on all genres of children's literature, individual works, and prominent trends and themes, as well as general essays on the traditions of children's literature in many countries throughout the world.
Designed especially for students in kindergarten through grade five. Complete with a developmentally appropriate graphic interface, reference content and magazines for elementary students.
Contains full text for more than 80 popular elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Also includes the Encyclopedia of Animals™, the American Heritage® Children's Dictionary, 3rd Edition from Houghton Mifflin, and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.
Academic Search Premier
Academic Search Premier is an interdisciplinary database, covering a broad range of subjects. Check here for reviews of picture books.
Print Reference Sources on Children's Books